Sonntag, 28. November 2010

The Remains of the day

"The story was an apparently true one concerning a certain butler who travelled with his employer to India and served there for many years [...].

One afternoon, evidently, this butler had entered the dining room [...] when he noticed a tiger languishing beneath the dining table. The butler had left the dining room quietly, taking care to close the doors behind him, and proceed calmly to the drawing room where his employer was taking tea with a number of visitors.
There he attracted his employer's attention with a polite cough, then whispered in the latter's ear: 'I'm very sorry, sir, but there appears to be a tiger in the dining room. Perhaps you will permit the twelve-bores to be used?'

And according to legend, a few minutes later, the employer and his guests heard three gun shots.

When the butler reappeared in the drawing room some time afterwards to refresh teapots, the employer had inquired if all was well. 'Perfectly fine, thank you, sir,' had come the reply. 'Dinner will be served at the usual time and I am pleased to say there will be no discernible traces left of the recent occurence by that time.'"

Ishiguro, Kazuo: "The Remains of the Day", London 1989, S.36f.

Freitag, 26. November 2010

Historical Day Today

Heute vor zwei Jahren möchte ich nicht hier gewesen sein -
deswegen war ich gestern dort und fahre heute weiter!

Dienstag, 23. November 2010

Freitag, 19. November 2010

Indian Romance

Muzak an!

"hi paula i saw you day and i fall in love with you at first sight but could not tell you i know you are leaving Delhi in few days .
but before going will you date me . if you date me it would be my happiest day of life and you will also enjoy my company and you will find a good friend and good person in me plz reply positive plz i am sure you will say yes for date plz i got mad when i saw you and tried to peep your face my times if all this in few words then i love you"

Was soll man darauf antworten?!
Vorschläge bitte posten!

Muzak aus!

Dienstag, 16. November 2010

Man Booker prized

"Delhi - [...] The capital of our glorious nation. The seat of Parliament, of the president, of all ministers and prime ministers. The pride of our civic planning. The show case of the republic. That's what they call it.
Let a driver tell you the truth. And the truth is that Delhi is a crazy city. [...]

There is construction work in any direction you look in Delhi.
Glass skeletons being raised for malls or office blocks; rows of gigantic T-shapd concrete supports, like a line of anvils, where the new bridges and overpasses are coming up; huge craters being dug for new mansions for the rich, And here too, in the heart of Connaught Place, even in the middle of night, under the glare of immense spotlights, construction went on.[...]
I had heard of this work: they were putting a railway under the ground of Delhi. [...]

Another man was watching the pit with me - a well-dressed man in a shirt and tie and trousers with nice pleads. Normally his kind would never talk to me [...].

'This city is going to be like Dubai in five years, isn't it?'
'Five?' I said contemptuously. 'In two years!'"

Adiga, Aravind: "The White Tiger", Noida 2008, S.118, 157f.

Donnerstag, 11. November 2010

Welcome to Vodaf**k!

Die wichtigsten Flash-News im 3-Minuten-Takt:

Typ 1) Priyanka Chopra Song Quiz: Heeriye ----- baandh kemain to aaya re
a) Dhoti
b) Rumaal
c) Sehra

Typ 2) Lord Shiva Quiz: How many eyes is Shiva decipted with?
a) 4
b) 3
c) 2

Typ 3) Bollywood Gossip Quiz: Which actor will soon become a grandfather?
a) Rishi Kapoor
b) Amitabh B
c) Shah Rukh Khan

Typ 4) Cricket Scores: India vs. New Zealand

Schmeckt gut, aber was ist es?

Auf jeden Fall nicht das ...

Mittwoch, 10. November 2010

Dienstag, 9. November 2010

Same, same, but different.

Da tanzt sogar der Bär,
denn er ist wieder in JNU.

Samstag, 6. November 2010

Der Türmer

Filmprojekt des "nicht nur Masterarbeit"-Sommersemesters 2010

Freitag, 5. November 2010

Superstitious ...

Muzak an

Neulich, genauer am 01.September diesen Jahres, als ich die "multiplen Modernen" zerkaute, stolperte ich über Shmuel Eisenstadt. Am nächsten Tag war er tot.
Gestern las ich "Die Entdeckung des Himmels" zu Ende und prompt erfahre ich, dass auch Harry Mulisch just das Zeitliche gesegnet hat.
Jetzt grade komme ich aus dem Tempel, wo anlässlich Diwali alle für John Irving beten.

Muzak aus

Mittwoch, 3. November 2010